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Silver City Pride Fest calls for vendors
SILVER CITY - LGBTQ Grant County will present its 3rd annual Silver City Pride Fest on Sept. 15 in Gough Park. The event will feature entertainment; a new and improved "kid zone"; a youth art fair; and, of course, our popular "Doggie Drag Show" which promises to be even bigger than last year.
14th annual Gila River Festival celebrates Wild and Scenic Rivers in the U.S.
Presented by theGila Conservation Coalition, the four-day festival takes place Friday, Sept. 20 through Monday, Sept. 23 in Silver City, the Gila National Forest and along the Gila River. The event will feature dynamic presentations and hands-on activities designed to foster a deeper intimacy with t
Master artist to give demonstration at ClayFest
The demonstration will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Silver City Museum. Lopez will demonstrate the intricate technique used to paint pottery, including elegant forms, precision designs and beautiful colors. She will have a wonderful selection of work by many other fine Mata Ortiz artist
Grant County inmate dies at detention center
Ashley Garcia, 34, of Silver City, entered the detention center about 4 p.m. Saturday, July 14, after being arrested on charges of child abuse, aggravated DWI, resisting arrest and having a revoked driver's license.
Accused of embezzlement, ex-town official may not face trial
A former Silver City town purchasing agent charged with 138 counts of embezzlement from the town — 50 of them felonies — for allegedly using her city credit card to buy gifts, concert tickets, and thousands of dollars’ worth of makeup for her personal business selling Younique products may not be pr
Clay Fest artists will add to Friday Art Walk
SILVER CITY - Add to your Silver City Clay Festival experience by visiting the array of unique art galleries in the historic downtown for the Silver City Art Association’s Art Walk, 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 20.
Remodeled Western New Mexico Museum to host limited preview
SILVER CITY, N.M. – The Western New Mexico University Museum, home of the largest collection of Mimbres artifacts, is opening for a limited preview of its remodeled building, historic Fleming Hall, and of its collections, which have been under wraps during the construction project. Hosted in conjunc
EDITORIAL: Let’s make sure we’re heard
Inside today’s issue, two pages of letters from Grant Countians join the opinion of this newspaper in arguing against the sale of Gila Regional Medical ..
Vote on hospital’s future expected Thursday
The vote had been expected at two recent commission meetings, but after a closed executive session at each meeting, the commission adjourned without voting. Tuesday afternoon, though, Gila Regional CEO Taffy Arias told the Daily Press that two commissioners told her in no uncertain terms that Thursd
County votes to replace Boutique
The Grant County Commission approved a letter of recommendation to the U.S. Department of Transportation for Advanced Air to take over the Essential Air Service Act contract from current provider Boutique Air for the Grant County Airport at a special meeting on July 10. The commission’s recommendati
Silver City Wine Fest pleasing to the palate
Sponsored by the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce and organized by Chamber President Scott Terry and the New Mexico Winegrowers with David Gurule of La Esperanza Winery in the Mimbres Valley, the festival brought together 14 arts and crafts vendors and 11 wineries from across New Mexico
New Mexico medical cannabis program experiences enrollment growth
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico’s medical cannabis program has 54,857 active patients enrolled as of June 30, 2018. This is an 18 percent increase since December 31, 2017, according to data from the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH).
Luna County to host back-to-school immunization clinics in Deming, NM
SANTA FE, NM – The New Mexico Department of Health’s Luna Public Health Office will be hosting back-to-school immunization clinics at 215 S. Silver Avenue in Deming, NM. The immunization clinic is open to the public and immunizations will be administered at no cost.
First-ever I-10 3-on-3 Shootout in Deming
The entry fee is $60 per team and divisions include 10-and-under coed, 12-and-under coed, 14-and-under coed, 16-and-under boys, 16-and-under girls, 17-and-over boys and 17-and-over girls.
Silver back to accepting all recycling materials
Back in May, the town got a surprise bill for $4,000 for the recyclables they shipped to a company in Tucson. Prior to that, the city would get a small check, usually enough to cover transportation costs. But since the Chinese government banned imported plastic waste, thereare fewer outlets for the
Elks host drug awareness event
(Press Staff Photo by Christine Steele)Little Tyley Collard slaps palms with Elroy the Elk at the Silver City Elks Lodge’s drug awareness event at Viola Stone Park in Santa Clara on Saturday. Uncle Art Morales gives Tyley a boost, while mom, Hayley, looks on.
Gila Native Plant Society field trip
July 15Meet at the south parking lot of the WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre for carpooling, Silver CityJuly 15, 2018Categories:Club Listings,Community Events
Silver City Police blotter July 10-11
Harassment:A caller in the 1400 block of Raven Drive complained that her neighbor, with whom a court issue was on-going, was calling and harassing her dogs.
Man charged with murder in death of Clyde Perry
Perry was discovered by police at about 6 a.m. June 22 in the 200 Block of F Street, according to a press release by the Silver City Police Department. He was lying on his left side, and had injuries to his face and head, rendering him unresponsive, police said.
Grant County Archaeological Society celebrates 90th birthday
GCAS participated in rock art recording projects at places like the Dragonfly Petroglyphs; helped remove paint from vandalized petroglyphs; and works with universities, museums, and agencies such as the Forest Service on excavations, archaeological surveys and preservation education programs. GCAS,